Bachelor of Fashion and Business* (Available in Sydney & Melbourne)

Bachelor of Fashion and Business* (Available in Sydney & Melbourne)

Imagine owning and developing your own Fashion label.  As the fashion industry continues to grow in importance, it requires highly skilled individuals who understand how the fashion industry works. This course places emphasis on the business and commerce at the heart of the fashion industry.

You will examine how fashion ideas become fashion products and how these concepts reach their consumer. You will explore the enterprises and businesses involved in this creative process along with the associated selling and promotion tools of the fashion industry.

You will develop the confidence and skills to create, communicate and thrive in the highly competitive fashion business environment. The broad based skills in the design and creation of fashion objects along with the study of commercial business management ensure that you will acquire a clear and comprehensive understanding of the fashion industry and the drivers that make it such a global force.

The Bachelor of Fashion and Business covers all aspects of the international fashion industry with studies that will develop creative, technical, organisational and business knowledge and skills. The course analyses the history and theory behind the trade, design and communication within the fashion industry. It also examines future fashion production and promotion methods where you will develop the skills to manage costs, timelines and ethical issues impacting upon fashion industry.

The Melbourne School of Fashion became part of the Holmes Group during the middle of 2010. The Fashion and Business Degree is delivered as part of the Higher Education Division of Holmes Institute.

Course Content

Year 1 – Semester 1 Year 2 – Semester 1 Year 3 – Semester 1
Design Foundations (HF1001) Fashion Focus I – Ready-to-Wear (HF2001) Major Project I – Development Stage (HF3001)
Garment Technology I (HF1002) Product Realisation I (HF2002) Advanced Research Methods (HF3005)
Concept to Consumer I (HF1003) Fashion Product Management (HF2003) Global Business (HF3006)
Business Practice I (HF1004) Future Fashion Business (HF2004) Technical Electives:
Millinery (HF3011)
Illustration (HF2012)
Styling (HF3013)
Year 1 – Semester 2 Year 2 – Semester 2 Year 3 – Semester 2
Design Concepts – Past, Present & Future (HF1005) Fashion Focus II – Couture & Bespoke (HF2005) Major Project II – Planning Stage (HF3002)
Garment Technology II (HF1006) Project Realisation II (HF2006) Major Project III – Reflective Practice & Creative Production Stage
Concept to Consumer II (HF1007) Fashion Retail Management (HF2007) Major Project IV – Project Realisation Stage
Business Practice II (HF1008) Ethical Fashion Business (HF2008) Marketing, Communications & Promotions for Fashion (HF3007)


Throughout the course you will work on a range of industry driven projects that result in professional presentations and outcomes. Real-life assignments and case studies in areas such as supply chain analysis and retail management integrate practical and technical skills whilst ensuring you graduate with strong business acumen.

In the final year, you will focus your studies on personal and professional aspirations, tailoring major project work toward your identified career direction in a specific area of the fashion industry. This year provides you with a career launch pad ensuring you have the skills, motivation and contacts to take up professional work in the dynamic and fast paced fashion industry.

Each subject is assessed using a variety of assessment tools, which will include essays, assignments, research activities, reports and formal examinations.


Domestic Students:

  • Completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent; or
  • Satisfactory completion of an approved Tertiary Preparation Program, Tertiary Orientation Program, or a Foundation Year Program offered by an accredited institution of higher education; or
  • Satisfactory completion of one year of full time study at an approved Institute of Tertiary Education

International Students:

  • Satisfactory completion of a level of achievement in Secondary Education in their country of origin equivalent in standing to the VCE
  • Satisfactory completion of an approved program of study in their country of origin deemed by VTAC to be the equivalent of a Tertiary Preparation Program or a Foundation Year Program offered by an accredited institution of higher education described in the NOOSR Guidelines
  • Satisfactory completion of one year of full time study at the post-secondary level in their country of origin at an institute of higher education or its equivalent

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0
  • TOEFL 550
  • Equivalent of either of the above
  • Studied for two years at post-secondary level in English

Enrol now for March 2015!

Course Start Dates

Applications are currently being accepted for the following start dates:

9 November 2015 and 21 March 2016 – Melbourne and Sydney


Melbourne School of Fashion: Level 3, 185 Spring St. tel: 03 9945 9511
FashionMasters Sydney: Level 3, 91 York Street Sydney, tel: 02 9299 1400

Apply now!

Review the attached BFB Entry Selection Kit and complete the attached BFB Application Form then email to along with the above prerequisite supporting documentation.

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  • Throughout my 3 years, I was astounded at the broad selection of industry relevant subjects offered to students.
    StaceyStudied Fashion Design in 2012
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